Brooklyn Rules is a really good film. It is on the lines of the Godfather, Goodfellas, with a bit of Diner and American Graffiti thrown in. Alec Baldwin is Caesar, the Mafia Boss, who has Brooklyn under his thumb. The story begins in the 60's, when the three boys are young, and goes through their teenage years in the 70's, up to their adulthood in the 80's. Throughout, they are best friends, although very different. One wants to be a lawyer, one wants to work at the Post Office, and one, Carmine, wants to be like Caesar. Mena Suvari plays the love interest, and Freddie Prinze Jr. totally surprised me, as I had always thought of him as a lightweight actor, however, he shows a different side to his persona in this film. The film carries a powerful message, has a cracking soundtrack, and is well worth a watch. It's a coming of age film, brutal at times (as real life is) sad, funny, and likeable. Give it a go!